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Sep
25
comment How do I mount shared folders in Ubuntu using VMware tools?
Simple as that, and it worked just fine!
Sep
25
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Sep
17
accepted How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
Sep
17
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
Thanks, John, for the elaboration. I realized already that this is a kernel version problem. As I mentioned above everything runs fine on newer systems (on similar computers). I hope this discussion prevents some future frustration from other users - we learned a couple of techniques for analyzing and getting more intimate familiarity with our systems.
Sep
14
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
@JohnSGruber - at last I have the computer up and running - it seems like the enumeration of the ATI adapter is [1002:9802] (whatever that means).
Sep
14
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Sep
13
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
The reason we try to stick to 10.04 is because we use these as dev platforms for some embedded processor FPGA dev kit, were we found out that the provided USB drivers are most stable with 10.04.
Sep
13
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
Thanks and sorry for the delayed response. We are back at the office now, bu the problematic computer is still not here. However, I read your additional comments and it does make sense. We first bought these computers exactly a year ago, so I assume that they are indeed newer than 10.04. I think I did mention in the question that the resolution is just fine with any O/S later than 10.04 (I think I tried them all up to 12.04 on some other specimens of the B100), so your assumption does make sense.
Sep
12
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
On Ubuntu 10.04 there is a "Hardware Drives" applet under the System/Administration menu. This applet listed no alternative drivers. However, I just realized that the PC in question is not currently connected to the internet (we're in a demo right now), so it is possible that once we're back at the office I'll see an ATI driver alternative. I vaguely remember from that past that the proprietary drivers did not solve the problem, and I was never able to get that resolution with 10.04.
Sep
12
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
Thanks, John. I tested the xorg.conf file you posted and indeed it screwed up my display when I switched accounts, so I had to remove it.
Sep
12
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
In the syslog report I see vgaarb: device added... and vgaarb: loaded, vga16fb: initializing, vga16fb: mapped...
Sep
12
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
In the lsmod report I see vga16fb, vgastate and fbcon but no ati or radeon.
Sep
12
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
@JohnSGruber - as far as I can tell, there are 3 drivers mentioned - RADEON/ATI (driver 0), VESA (1) and FBDEV (2). I see LoadModule: "ati" and LoadModule: "radeon" both from vendor X.org foundation. ati_drv.so and radeon_drv.so are version 6.13.0.
Sep
12
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
The strange thing is that I have no xorg.conf anywhere in the file system. But, if my understanding is right, in modern gnome this file is obsolete and is not required. I did find the xorg.conf.d program and the relevant man page.
Sep
12
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
@JohnSGruber - how can you tell?
Sep
11
comment How to detect and configure an output with xrandr?
@Peterling - I noticed this is a recurring message for other reporting this error, but it is true that it is weird. I have no clue what to do about this.
Sep
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Sep
10
comment How to set the monitor to its native resolution which is not listed in the resolutions list?
But what if the xrandr does not recognize any output name, specifically, not DVI-0, as described in this question: askubuntu.com/questions/186288/…
Sep
10
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